Playground Safety

Independent Safety Testing

tuvChildren’s safety is Wicksteed’s first priority and our playground equipment and sports equipment are independently tested to the appropriate British and European Safety Standards. We recommend that you ask to see test certificates before you purchase.

kitemarkWicksteed’s technical personnel have always been heavily involved in the formulation of the Safety Standards of the day and Wicksteed has representation on the European Standards’ Committee. We like to share our expertise with our customers and therefore we have co-written with Peter Heseltine of The Play Inspection Company An Essential Guide to BS EN 1176 and BS EN 1177 – Children’s Playground Equipment and Surfacing.

The Guide is downloadable here and we hope this publication will help you find your way around these Safety Standards, in order to fulfil your responsibilities as a playground provider.